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Connections Spotlight: CCC&Y partners with Building Community to increase prevention initiatives

| March 10, 2020
Connections Spotlight: CCC&Y partners with Building Community to increase prevention initiatives

CCC&Y is excited to partner with Building Community.  Leadership expansion is an important pillar of Self-Healing communities.  It is our intent to increase voice, connection and partnership throughout the county through this very targeted service.  We have engaged Rene to help increase our reach for prevention initiatives, support our child abuse and substance abuse prevention strategies across the county and to assist with increasing our NEAR-informed (neuroscience, epigenetics, ACES and Resiliency) capacity

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Local Education Spotlight: 2020 Viola Award Finalist for Excellence in STEAM — David Krassner & Shawn Skabelund: Ancient Waters. See more local education news here

| March 3, 2020
Local Education Spotlight: 2020 Viola Award Finalist for Excellence in STEAM — David Krassner & Shawn Skabelund: Ancient Waters. See more local education news here

During the Spring of 2019 David Krassner’s AP Environmental Science students collaborated with artist Shawn Skabelund in creating a large-scale art installation, Ancient Waters, which focused on the biological and chemical research done at Fossil Creek, April 4-6, 2019. David led his 30 students on this three day field trip, and then worked with several of them preparing the work of art.

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Arizona Legislative Education Spotlight: Save Our Schools initiative would limit ESA expansion, require return of unused voucher money. See more Arizona legislative education news here

| March 3, 2020
Arizona Legislative Education Spotlight: Save Our Schools initiative would limit ESA expansion, require return of unused voucher money. See more Arizona legislative education news here

Save Our Schools Arizona political action committee filed an initiative (on Feb. 26) with the Arizona Secretary of State that would limit Empowerment Scholarship Account expansion and require unused voucher money to be returned each year.

Right now, the ESA program provides $110 million per year in public K-12 education funding to pay for private school education and personal educational expenses for 7,000 Arizona students through debit card or wire transfer of funds to their parents. About 60 percent of students with ESAs, also called vouchers, have disabilities or special needs.

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CCC&Y Conducts Groundbreaking Assessment, more news

| February 25, 2020
CCC&Y Conducts Groundbreaking Assessment, more news

The Coconino Coalition for Children & Youth has completed and released a Needs Assessment that connects much research around Adverse Childhood Experiences and protective factors to help guide a map of community healing.  It also contains much of the data around needs in Coconino County, specifically regarding substance abuse. 

Please feel free to use for your data needs, grants and speaking points for community understanding. We are using this to guide our prevention work.

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Action & Outreach Spotlight: CCC&Y approves legislative priorities. See more Arizona legislative education news here

| February 25, 2020
Action & Outreach Spotlight: CCC&Y approves legislative priorities. See more Arizona legislative education news here

The Board of Directors of CCC&Y approved the following document from our Action & Outreach committee on Feb. 24. 

We have signed in our positions to the State system.  If any of the items are in-line with your personal recommendations- we would encourage you to get involved through the Request to Speak system.

You can sign-in your positions on bills that we identified and many, many more. 

Please read our positions HERE…

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Education Spotlight: 2020 Viola Award Finalist for Excellence in Education — Shayne Smith. See more local education news here

| February 18, 2020
Education Spotlight: 2020 Viola Award Finalist for Excellence in Education — Shayne Smith. See more local education news here

Shayne Smith is currently the Director of Theater Arts and Bands at Flagstaff HighSchool. Shayne graduated with his Bachelor’s of Music from Ashland University in 2016 where he studied K-12 Music Education. He moved to Flagstaff in 2016 to begin teaching at Flagstaff High School in the Fall. As a Performing Arts Educator, Shayne strives to provide a safe space for his students to express their trust thought, feelings, and selves through several art mediums in an accepting, encouraging, and loving learning environment.

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Teachers plan to go to voters, not lawmakers, in search of more funding for public schools. See more Arizona legislative education news here

| February 18, 2020
Teachers plan to go to voters, not lawmakers, in search of more funding for public schools. See more Arizona legislative education news here

1,850 signs, one for each Arizona public school classroom without a certified teacher, greeted teachers and education advocates who came to Wesley Bolin Plaza at the state capitol to kick off Invest in Ed. A ballot initiative, supporters say will raise $940 million a year for K-12 classrooms.

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Connections Spotlight: CCC&Y’s monthly board meeting to be held on Feb. 24

| February 18, 2020
Connections Spotlight: CCC&Y’s monthly board meeting to be held on Feb. 24

The Coconino Coalition for Children & Youth will hold its next monthly board meeting from noon to 1:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 24 at the County Health and Community Services Building, 2625 N. King St., Ponderosa Room, Flagstaff.

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#LegislativeLegit: ACES and Project Rocket. See more Arizona legislative education news here

| February 11, 2020
#LegislativeLegit: ACES and Project Rocket. See more Arizona legislative education news here

Before the House Education Committee began on Monday, Feb. 10, people shared what brought them there – concerns about services and support for low-income students, how ACES – adverse childhood experiences – impact students and the Project Rocket pilot expansion to help students in low performing schools.

At the meeting, House Education Committee members discussed 13 bills that would affect students, teachers and staff in Arizona’s elementary through high schools.

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Education Spotlight: 2020 Viola Award Finalist for Excellence in Education — Melinda McKinney. See more local education news here

| February 10, 2020
Education Spotlight: 2020 Viola Award Finalist for Excellence in Education — Melinda McKinney. See more local education news here

Melinda McKinney is highly involved with STEM initiatives in Flagstaff. As an instructor of Biology, Physics and Mathematics at Coconino Community College she inspires students through her courses and lectures. Outside of the classroom she organizes camps, workshops, and activities that promote science and enhance public knowledge on a variety of topics. Melinda is on the board of the Flagstaff Festival of Science as a primary organizer for Coconino Community College’s involvement in workshops.

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